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BEST OF MAXIM
GOODYEAR, Ariz. If Ryan Ludwick ends up batting clean-up in the 2012 Cincinnati Reds lineup he won't be a Stranger in Paradise.
In fact, batting fourth is as comfortable to him as an old pair of bedroom slippers before the dog chews them up.
And it certainly appeals to him because he would bat behind Joey Votto, just as he batted behind Albert Pujols when he was with the St...
The first exhibition game of the spring slate is now in the books! The contest - which was played on a 67-degree day in Goodyear, Arizona - was suspended after nine innings and ended in a 6-6 draw. Here is the good, the bad and a couple notables regarding Saturday's contest:
-Drew Stubbs had a solid game going 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and two RBIs....
Cozart leads a trio of Redlegs who made the list
In yet another fantasy baseball-related post, Kevin Goldstein of ESPN Insider recently ranked his "Top 50 Fantasy Prospects" for the 2012 season. The list includes only those players who still hold rookie status, and their rankings were based solely on their fantasy impact for now rather than in the future.
MLB Network just finished unveiling the last of their Top 100 Players "Right Now" list, and three Cincinnati Reds made the cut.
The criteria they used in determining these rankings are as follows:
-Emphasized stats from last 3 seasons, weighting 2011
-Projected 2012 performance
Basically, if every player was available...
The Cincinnati Reds finished the 2011 season with a disappointing 79-83 record and 17 games behind first place Milwaukee. They went into the off-season knowing that they had to shore up their pitching staff. Mission accomplished, but at a hefty price. The Reds traded away 4 of their top prospects to acquire Mat Latos from the Padres and Sean Marshall from the Cubs.
Cincinnati has a lot invested in the 24-year old hurler
It's safe to say that there is a lot of pressure riding on Latos to perform well this season. The Reds gave up a bounty of players (SP Edinson Volquez, 1B Yonder Alonso, RP Brad Boxberger, C Yasmani Grandal) to get him from San Diego, and what they hope to receive in return is a perennial ace-caliber pitcher. The 24...
It’s been widely noted for a while now that both Phillips and the Reds are interested in working out a long-term extension. However, all the talk and so little action has got me wondering, does the organization really want to keep Phillips around beyond this year? Their moves lately have me seriously doubting their intentions.
Firstly, the club decided to pick up the 1yr/...
The long-talked about wild card expansion has finally been announced. Both the National League and the American League will both be getting a second wild card team. This expansion is the first since 1994 and brings the total number of playoff teams to 10, which is the largest number in major league history.
The playoff series are changing in a way that actually puts the wild card...
2011 was a disappointing season for the Reds, finishing 79-83 (3rd in NL Central) after reaching the postseason in 2010. The team was in the bottom third of the majors in almost every pitching statistic including ERA (4.16), walks (539) and home runs allowed (185). General manager Walt Jocketty was able to swing a deals for starting pitcher Mat Latos (San Diego), and fireballer...
Last night we interviewed Matt Andrews who is the play by play voice of the Louisville Bats. Not only was this one of my favorite interviews led by our own Seubs, he answered a question about who Reds fans are going to see this season.
With no reservations, Matt said Denis Phipps.
Denis was called up to the big club over the winter after batting a combined .346 with 12 home runs...
Chicks dig the mask T...
The Devin Inside
Catchers are one of the most Shallow Hal positions in fantasy baseball, so owners are always trying to get a leg up by finding the young prospects that can make a splurge on their fantasy squad. Devin Mesoraco could be one of those guys. He tore up the minor leagues with a .300 average and hit 48 home runs in his last 2 seasons of...
Scott Rolen went 2 for 2 in his return to the Reds' lineup as Cincinnati and the Cleveland Indians played to a 6-all tie Saturday.
The exhibition opener for both teams was called after nine innings.
Rolen was limited to 65 games last season. The All-Star third baseman did not play after having surgery on his left shoulder on Aug. 3.
Todd Frazier helped his chances to earn...
Ryan Ludwick didn't feel that he needed to open up the hood on his hitting approach and do a whole lot of tinkering. The newest Reds outfielder knew plain as day what made him successful in the past, and what caused his more recent struggles.
One of the emerging storylines coming from the Cincinnati Reds’ Spring Training this year involves <a ... [visit site to read more]
It was a slow news day, so there isn’t much for today. There is a short, 2 inning scrimmage against themselves today. The real exhibition games begin this weekend. What a strange sentence that was to type… real exhibition?
Baseball Prospectus began its NL Central Preview yesterday. The projection has the Reds finishing at 87-75. The article doesn’t look at the Cardinals, Brewers...